The outcome of treatment of trigger thumb in children

R. A. Dunsmuir, D. A. Sherlock
2000 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery  
O ur aim was to determine the outcome of the treatment of trigger thumb in children. There was a rate of spontaneous recovery of 49% in those children whose thumbs were observed before a final decision to operate was made. Spontaneous recovery occurred more commonly in children over 12 months old. All patients treated by operation had a satisfactory outcome with few complications. The overall rate of recurrence was 4.0% and it was more common in younger children. Our results suggest that a
more » ... suggest that a conservative approach to surgery for this condition could be adopted.
doi:10.1302/0301-620x.82b5.0820736 fatcat:epil2hvrfbfvhe7tdsx66yhx54